Happy New Year!


Hoping your first day of 2017 was a good one and sending you wishes for a very happy and healthy New Year, filled with people you love!

And thank you for reading this past year—it means a lot to me that you chose to spend some of your time here. Cheers!


Merry Christmas!


To those of you who are celebrating today, “To kids from one to ninety-two,”
Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you!

Our holidays, so far



These days leading up to Christmas have been an odd mix—the magic of these two little children in our home and the sadness that tinges every thought about the world beyond. But if watching the news these past weeks (years!) has shown me anything, it’s that I should hold onto these precious moments and these precious loves tightly and appreciate the pure joy these two have about their (very lucky) lives. The kids are both so wide-eyed about Santa Claus, and they love singing Christmas songs and looking at holiday lights. “Kiss-mas lights!” Skyler calls out every evening as we drive through town.

They have school right up until Christmas eve this year (the 23rd is the last day in our district), so it feels especially nice to look back and appreciate all that’s already happened.

So thank you for indulging me; I love looking back at these posts! Here are some of the highlights, so far…

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